Mid-week and it’s a “Finish”! This post will give you the “back tracking” info to the beginning.
Switching to my little machine for a zig-zag edge finish……. and back to the Juki to hem the opening for the hanger hook at the top……. then on to stitching the front & back pieces together….clip the seam allowance at the arrow (above) to facilitate turning to the right side. Opening up the seam allowances, I topstitched them so that it would have a defined edge, once turned right side out. Insert the hanger. If you are using a plastic hanger, similar to this one, you may find that the hanger may fit better turned one way or the other…the configuration is a tad different on each side of the hanger hook. Add a ribbon at the top (I hand thread tack it in place) …….. and, wha-la……. I love this one. Although the grid stitching is actually more “putsy” than an allover stitching, its simplicity is the perfect touch!
I’m still in “hanger mode”, so…………… Stay tuned……………
Note:”Click” on any photo to enlarge.
Thread (top & bobbin): Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, cotton/poly, 80/20.
I imagine your wardrobe as a beautiful place
Oddly enough, it’s more like the cobbler whose children’s shoes are in need of attention (I’m sorry to say)! LOL!
That is just beautiful, front and back! That embroidery on the front is really something!
I love that embroidery, too, and love how this is so easily a cute little wall quilt with a built-in hanger!! The next one will just have to contain feathers!!! LOL!
Oh yes, I am surprised you could hold back, but you soldiered on remarkably well!
I could use a dozen of these! I love that you have taken the time to make this utilitarian piece so beautiful. People just don’t do that much anymore, do they? But what a difference it makes. I can imagine your closet, full of these lovely pieces of art, like a little art quilt gallery….I’d probably have to buy new clothes, though. My current duds may not deserve such fine hangers! LOL 🙂
LOL!!! You have given me my morning giggles!! I have to admit…..my closet probably resembles yours………no quilted hangers here. I seem to give most all of them away. Also…I dislike shopping, unless it’s at thrift shops where most all my clothes (except jeans) are purchased. I do sew some/very few garments these days. I’m thrilled that this project appealed to you so much! It is a joy to share with my (virtual) GFs and hope to continue. Words cannot express how much comments, like yours, touch my heart……….hugs………
Looks fabulous. I didn’t expect it to be such a great idea, covering a hanger. Well done.
I know I have more soft, knit-type blouse tops that would like to hang rather than place on a shelf or in a drawer and I remembered years ago how gals would take a (wooden) hanger, place a strip of batting(opt.) around it and crochet a cover for it so that it would be soft and not distort the garment’s shoulder areas. Also, there used to be (plastic or fabric) ‘covers’ that one could slip over a garment, that’s on a hanger, to keep dust from settling on the shoulders…even in the closet. Anyhow, that’s how this came to be.